By its exceptional properties the product behaves as an intelligent component also for various engineered technical plastic-rubber (TPE) compounds. In the frame of development of upcycling technologies new plastic formulas have been created by the Budapest University of Technology with rubber powder and different technical polymers. The results are various extruded, injectionmoulded and reactive compounded products including fire-retarded and noise/vibration reducing foamed technical materials for different industrial applications. (Detailed technical report is available upon request.)
Rubber-asphalt covered roads are well-known for several decades. Yet it is a considerable drawback for spreading of technology that rubberizing of bitumen with conventional crumb needs special equipment and technology due to inactive chemical properties of the conventional rubber crumb. By application of waterjet rubber granulates a chemically stable rubber bitumen formula has been developed by researchers of the Pannon University and the Hungarian Oil & Gas Company. After successful laboratory experiments the industrial tests produced good quality rubber bitumen for test-roads in different Hungarian towns. Thespecial advantage of chemically-stable rubber bitumen is that there is no need for expensive special equipment for road constructions, as the asphalt pavement can be constructed just with the existing conventional machinery.
„Due to the support of the Norwegian Grants, AquaJet Ltd. has finalized their plant developments. By launching a new production line and renewing the existing ones, the plant is now capable of producing up to 770 tons of waterjet-milled rubber powder.
The project was implemented within the framework of the Norwegian Green Industry Innovation Program, the Fund received HUF 412 million in non-refundable aid to the company. The total cost of development amounted to HUF 750 million.
Through Norway Grants and EEA Grants, Norway’s purpose is to reduce social and economic disparities and strengthening of bilateral relations with the recipient countries in Europe. Norway’s contribution in the period 2009-2015 amounted to EUR 1.7 billion. The main areas of support include environmental protection and climate change, research and scholarships, civil society, health, equal opportunities for children and gender, justice and the protection of cultural heritage.”